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City of Vancouver considers 'slow streets' for 50 km worth of roads

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 19:28

The City of Vancouver will be expanding on experiments at Beach Avenue and Kits Point for street use — but don’t expect widespread change soon.

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Wanna invest in a Venezuelan hedge fund? Serial investment fraudster convicted again

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 19:14

A convicted fraudster has been found guilty of ripping off two B.C. investors for a second time— promising they could regain money he stole from them in 2007, by sinking their money into a new scheme.

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8 things you can do if you're witnessing a racist incident

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 18:08

There are a number of actions anyone can take to de-escalate a racist incedent or attack.

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B.C. leaders from every level of government condemn rise in anti-Asian racism

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 17:13

In the wake of an alleged racially motivated assault on Vancouver transit, and a widely condemned Instagram post by Canadian singer Bryan Adams, politicians at the municipal, provincial and federal level are speaking out against anti-Asian hate during the pandemic.

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School playgrounds reopen in Northern B.C.

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:53

Schools superintendant said the decision was made considering advice that outside activities are preferred along with emerging evidence that children aren't COVID-19 vectors.

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Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman to head up Vancouver Airport Authority

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:04

The chief executive of Vancity is stepping down as head of the credit union to become chief executive of the Vancouver Airport Authority.

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Vancouver could be hub city for NHL's return, B.C. premier confirms

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:02

British Columbia is in the running to host NHL games if hockey is able to return this season. Premier John Horgan confirmed Wednesday the province spoke with the league late Tuesday.

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B.C. Premier says hosting NHL games 'would be great' for province and league

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 14:13

B.C. Premier John Horgan told NHL commissioner Gary Bettman that he's willing to work with the league to have games played in the province.

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Suspect in Vancouver bus attack has died of an overdose, police say

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 13:39

Transit police say the suspect in an attack on a Vancouver bus last month died of an overdose not long after the incident.

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Kelowna garden project aims to teach families in need how to grow their own food

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 13:29

New garden boxes have been set up in downtown Kelowna, B.C., as part of a project to teach immigrant families and those in need how to grow their own food. 

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B.C. premier and energy minister announce $120M plan to clean up orphan and dormant oil and gas wells

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 13:00

B.C. Premier John Horgan and provincial Energy Minister Bruce Ralston announced plans Wednesday to use $120 million in federal funds to clean up thousands of so-called orphan oil and gas wells.

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Prince George librarian saddened by city's decision to remove free library box during pandemic

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:52

City staff have removed a free library at Rainbow Park at a time when the public library system is closed due to COVID-19.

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Stó:lō First Nation eyes claim over Lightning Rock site in path of Trans Mountain

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 11:22

A Stó:lō First Nation in B.C. is considering filing a claim over a sacred site that sits in the path of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, part of a possible influx of new claims that could be triggered by the project.

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Using private clinics won't cure B.C.'s surgical backlog, health coalition says

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:21

A coalition of public health-care advocates is calling on the British Columbia government to ease a COVID-19-caused surgical backlog through publicly funded solutions, not private clinics.

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Prolific break-and-enter pair arrested, face 70 charges

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:28

Police believe the arrest of two Burnaby men will have a major impact on the rising number of commercial break-ins.

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School trustee says he 'deeply' regrets post that downplayed COVID-19

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:55

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld has apologized for a social media post that sparked outrage for downplaying the dangers of COVID-19.

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B.C.'s active COVID-19 cases outside the Lower Mainland nearly in single digits

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:00

There’s often a big difference in British Columbia between the Lower Mainland and the rest of the province — and it has become the same in terms of active COVID-19 cases.

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As retail stores reopen, will customers be required to wear masks?

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:30

Dr. Bonnie Henry says she will not require that shoppers wear a mask because some cannot and it's not the most effective measure to prevent the spread.

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'Kid Rock' stock promoter escapes jail term for tax evasion estimated at more than $4M

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:00

A once-high-flying B.C. stock promoter has avoided jail for tax evasion after attempting to defraud the Canadian government of an amount prosecutors estimated at more than $4 million.

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